soccer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Nonprofit Honors Mandela Legacy In First Annual Celebration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-nonprofit-honors-mandela-legacy-first-annual-celebration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.africandiasporacouncil.org/index.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">African Diaspora Council Inc.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is holding its first annual Nelson Mandela celebration this weekend. The event marks Nelson Mandela's&nbsp;</span>96<sup>th</sup><sup>&nbsp;</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">birthday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The African Diaspora Council’s event includes a dinner, a cultural performance, a&nbsp;6K&nbsp;run and a soccer tournament. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:29:24 +0000 Emanuele Berry 38181 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Nonprofit Honors Mandela Legacy In First Annual Celebration This Street Soccer Team Is Made Up Of Guys Who Have Lived On The Street http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/street-soccer-team-made-guys-who-have-lived-street <p>Street soccer takes on a different meaning this Saturday. The St. Louis Roadies&nbsp;will host a tournament, shutting down a block of Morgan Ford Road. This team, made up of men who are homeless or have been homeless at some point during their lives, uses this annual event to raise funds so The Roadies can travel to San Francisco to compete in the upcoming national tournament for homeless soccer teams.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:14:29 +0000 Stephanie Zimmerman 36713 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Street Soccer Team Is Made Up Of Guys Who Have Lived On The Street St. Louis Scores New Professional Soccer Team http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-scores-new-professional-soccer-team <p>St. Louis will once again have its own professional soccer team.</p><p>Many green- and white-clad soccer fans celebrated the exciting news at the St. Louis Scott Gallagher soccer club facilities, <a href="http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/805820.html">where the club and United Soccer Leagues (USL) made the announcement Thursday.</a></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:40:16 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 35774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Scores New Professional Soccer Team Possibility For Pro Soccer In St. Louis Being Kicked Around http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/possibility-pro-soccer-st-louis-being-kicked-around <p>The owners of two amateur soccer teams are joining forces to bring a United Soccer Leagues professional team to St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Glavin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;owner and coach of the St</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Louis Lions&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and Andrew Haines, St. Louis Ambush indoor soccer team owner, are hoping to establish pro team presence by 2015.</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:10:31 +0000 Maria Altman 33908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Possibility For Pro Soccer In St. Louis Being Kicked Around Can St. Louis Score A Major League Soccer Team? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/can-st-louis-score-major-league-soccer-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s 10 a.m. on a Saturday and soccer fans fill the Amsterdam Tavern in south city, a bar known for opening before most people wake up on the weekend.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this day three English Premier League matches are showing on mounted TVs, but the big attraction is Arsenal vs.&nbsp;</span>Fulham<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Nearly everyone has a beer in hand.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Arsenal scores the bar erupts in cheers.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 33305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can St. Louis Score A Major League Soccer Team? Converting St. Louis' 'Baseball Heaven' Into An (Almost) Proper Soccer Pitch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/converting-st-louis-baseball-heaven-almost-proper-soccer-pitch <p></p><p>A major sports rivalry comes to Busch Stadium on Thursday - but it doesn't involve the Cubs, or the Brewers, or baseball at all.</p><p>The <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/storied-soccer-rivalry-coming-busch-stadium">exhibition game</a> between Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will be the first time that the stadium locals sometimes call "Baseball Heaven" hosts a sporting event other than baseball since it opened in 2006.</p><p>Here's how you convert a baseball diamond to a soccer pitch.</p><p></p><p><strong>"Oh boy."</strong></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Converting St. Louis' 'Baseball Heaven' Into An (Almost) Proper Soccer Pitch Storied Soccer Rivalry Coming To Busch Stadium http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/storied-soccer-rivalry-coming-busch-stadium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis soccer fans rejoice - you'll get a chance to see a storied rivalry right here in the city.</span></p><p>The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will play an exhibition match at Busch Stadium on May 23, with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. There will be a practice the day before open to those holding all-inclusive tickets.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:16:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 24964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Storied Soccer Rivalry Coming To Busch Stadium St. Louis soccer legend Harry Keough dead at 84 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-soccer-legend-harry-keough-dead-84 <p>Harry Keough, a member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died. He was 84.</p><p>Keough was a native St. Louisan and coached soccer at Saint Louis University, where he won five national NCAA titles.</p><p>Keough died Tuesday, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Michael Kammarman said.</p><p>A defender who had one goal in 19 appearances for the U.S. from 1949-57, Keough started all three games for the Americans at the 1950 World Cup and was captain when the U.S. played Spain in its opener.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:12:20 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 3021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis soccer legend Harry Keough dead at 84